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Parker Drilling, http://www.parkerdrilling.com/employment/employment.html

Floorhand Location: USA - Gulf of Mexico (GOM) Job Code: 30 # of openings: See site.
Description

A Floor hand is a crew member whose primary work station is on the rig floor.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

 

--    Trips pipe (consists of using slips, tongs and elevators), lines up choke or kill manifold and makes connections while drilling.

--    Nipples BOP's -- up and down.

--    Relieves Derrick hand in Derrick while tripping pipe or on pits while eating, assists in mixing drilling mud or lost circulation material and chemicals, and acts as Flag Crane Operator or Driller when Operator cannot see loads.

--    Shaker duties:  Monitors mud weight, viscosity and sand weight while drilling.

--    Performs general maintenance of draw works, rotary transmission, and rotary table oils.

--    Performs chipping and painting on rig floor, loads and off-loads pipe, assists in rig movement (help with rig-up / rig-down), and rig maintenance.

--    Inspections of all safety equipment, TIW valve, inside BOP valve, choke manifold and accumulator unit.

--    Monitors hole fill-ups while pulling out of hole, lining up trip tanks, runs air/hydraulic hoist (lowering and lifting), checks for leaks on BOP stack, and measures pipe.

--    Checks snub lines, pull lines, shackles, and cable clamps to see that they are in good condition.

--    Checks dies in slips and tongs, fluid level in Koomey Unit, and all safety and riding belts to make sure they are in good condition.

--    Mixes sack chemicals, runs casing, tags casing through V-door, and unhooks cables from casing, tubing and drill pipes.

--    Changes drill / trip recorder and change chart.

--    Responds to emergency situations including, but not limited to, well bore influxes, hydrogen sulfide detection and major mechanical or structural failures.

--    Must be capable of quickly evacuating the facility to avoid injury during emergencies, assists in rescue operations for injuries or overcome personnel.

--    Assists with repairs and maintenance of large mud pumps, shale shaker, de-sander, de-silter, and degasser units.

--    Responsible for moving joints of casing to the catwalk during casing job.  Assists with attaching casing to pick-up lines so casing can be lifted to the rig floor.

--    Responsible for rolling drill pipe to or from catwalk, attaching or detaching the pick-up lines, and using drill pipe tongs, spinning chain, air spinners, slips, as well as handling drill pipe joints.

--    Cleans the mast and substructure with a high-pressure steam cleaning unit.  Scrubs and paints mast, substructure, etc.

--    Digs and/or cleans ditches around the drilling rig daily.  Also cleans out mud pits twice monthly.

 

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ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

      --    Must possess a High School diploma.

      --    Requires at least 3 years verifiable work experience.

 

      *     Duties and responsibilities may be added or changed at any time at the discretion of your manager, formally or informally, either verbally or in writing.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS REQUIRED

      --    Must possess good oral and written communication skills.

 

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS REQUIRED

      --    Must possess basic math skills.

 

ABILITIES REQUIRED

      --    Must possess good reasoning skills.

      --    Must not pose a direct threat or significant risk of substantial harm to the safety or health of himself/herself or others.

      --    Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws, regulations and company’s safety policies.

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